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Jakarta Post

Power use to decline 15% in New Year

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 31 2011   /  06:00 am

State power company PT PLN predicted that the country’s electricity consumption between Christmas and New Year’s would decline by between 10 and 15 percent from average work day consumption.

During this period, most industries and offices which constitute country’s largest electricity consumers closed their operations, said Bambang Dwiyanto, PLN senior manager for corporate communication.

“With that condition, there will be no disturbance in the electricity supply for three days before Christmas until seven days after the New Year because the capacity of our power plants is still above the peak burden,” he explained in a press statement on Friday.

According to the company’s data, the maximum capacity of the Java-Bali grid system is 21,257 megawatts (MW) while the peak load is predicted to be only 16,150 MW over the two days. In western Indonesia, the max...